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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an expedited, streamlined solar energy system permitting process that complies with the Solar Rights Act and AB 2188, as codified in Section 65850.5 of the Government Code, in order to achieve timely and cost-effective installations of small residential rooftop solar energy systems. This chapter encourages the use of solar energy systems by removing unreasonable barriers, minimizing costs to property owners and the City, and expanding the ability of property owners to install solar energy systems while protecting the public health and safety.